MLB Player Prop Bets

Multiple MLB games take place nearly every day during the season, and there’s always action available. Moneylines, run lines and over/unders get a lot of handle, but MLB player props actually offer a much wider range of options.

If you play fantasy baseball, you’re likely already in tune with the most important game stats to follow and how players perform on a game-to-game basis.

Here’s a look at the best MLB props and what you’ll find at online sportsbooks in Massachusetts.

Today’s MLB player props

Check below for the best upcoming MLB player props. Search for any player to see prop odds for upcoming games; click on any odds to go to the sportsbook and claim any available bonuses.

Best online sportsbooks for MLB props

Before you dive into the MLB props game, you need to know which are the best MLB betting sites. There are plenty of options, and each one offers something a little different as far as odds, features, and bonuses. Let’s look at a few of the most popular platforms:

BetMGM Sportsbook app

BetMGM has a lot of brand recognition behind it, so it’s no surprise that it’s a popular choice when it comes to all things sports betting. Additionally, BetMGM MA Sportsbook has an impressive welcome bonus, a range of MLB prop bets and a simple interface to seamlessly get you in on the action.

  • Large selection of World Series player props
  • MVP props and other player awards
  • Total base props
  • Strikeout props
  • Home run props
  • MLB odds boosts available every week

Caesars Sportsbook app

Like BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook has a lot of brand power. You’ll find a large selection of MLB prop bets during the season, and the Caesars MA sportsbook has some of the most attractive welcome bonuses on the market.

  • World Series player props
  • MVP player props
  • Strikeouts, home runs, total bases per game etc.
  • Frequent MLB promos, odds boosts and deals

DraftKings Sportsbook app

DraftKings has its roots in daily fantasy sports, but it’s also an excellent choice for a full-service sportsbook. It’s easy to sign up for an account, especially if you already play daily fantasy there. The DraftKings MA online sportsbook is very user-friendly, and so is the downloadable app.

  • Head-to-head player props
  • Futures player props
  • Home runs, RBIs, strikeouts, total bases
  • Action on next pitch, at-bat, etc via FlashBet
  • MLB odds boosts and promos

FanDuel Sportsbook app

This popular sportsbook has been up and running since 2018 and is a big player when it comes to prop betting. Like DraftKings, it was first a daily fantasy site, which means it knows its way around the player prop world. FanDuel MA Sportsbook offers state-specific promos, too.

  • Head-to-head player props
  • Futures player props
  • RBIs, strikeouts, home runs, total bases
  • MLB odds boosts and promos

Best MLB player props

MLB player prop bets focus on certain situations and performances of individual players. Mostly you’ll have the choice to bet “over” or “under” on a particular stat total. A sportsbook might also match a player up head to head against another player, and you can bet on which player will perform better on a given night. Here are a few common MLB player prop examples:

Hits + runs + RBIs

In this situation, you bet on whether a player will go over or under the specified number of combined hits, runs and RBIs during the game.

Total hits + runs + RBIs for Rafael Devers

  • Over 2.5 (+110)
  • Under 2.5 (-125)

Player to hit a home run

You simply bet on whether a specific player will hit a home run in the game:

Xander Bogaerts to hit a home run

  • Yes (+105)
  • No (-110)

Pitcher strikeouts

With pitcher strikeouts, you just choose whether the pitcher will go over or under the specified number.

Nathan Eovaldi strikeouts

  • Over 5.5 (-110)
  • Under 5.5 (+105)

In the player vs. player situation, you will choose the player you think will perform better.

Xander Bogaerts vs. Rafael Devers — hits + runs + RBIs

  • Devers (-110)
  • Bogaerts (+110)

Best season-long MLB player props

Betting on individual games and matchups can be a blast, but it’s also fun to take your shot at some long-term predictions. With MLB player props, you’ll have the ability to choose from a selection of futures bets like these:

  • American League/National League MVP
  • American League/National League Cy Young
  • Player to lead MLB in home runs, RBIs, strikeouts, etc.

MLB player props to avoid

It can be tempting to jump on some big odds when it comes to baseball player props, but that’s not always a good strategy. For instance, you could be tempted by big odds for a non-base stealer such as Vladimir Guerrero to have a stolen base in the game.

While anything is possible, the odds are really stacked against you, and this is usually easy money for the house. Here are a few to avoid, despite enticing payouts and big odds:

  • Stolen bases (for non-base stealers).
  • Pitcher to get a hit while batting.
  • Player to have four-plus hits in a game.
  • Pitcher to have 10-plus strikeouts in a game.

World Series player props

Much like the Super Bowl, the prop bet market remains active when the World Series gets underway. Most sites offer an increased number of player prop bets that you can bet on nightly or for the entirety of the Fall Classic.

There will often be more players to choose from, whereas during the regular season, betting sites tend to focus on the star players. You’ll also be able to place a bet on which player will win the World Series MVP.

Sportsbook rules for MLB player props

It’s important to read the rules on MLB betting for whatever site you choose, as many of the platforms can have subtle differences when it comes to player props.

In most cases, the player you choose will have to be deemed active for the game. So, for instance, if you have a prop bet on Rafael Devers, but he is a late scratch before the game starts, the betting site will usually void your bet.

However, some sites require the player to actually play in the game. Even if a player is active but does not play, certain sites may void your bet because the player did not play. Before placing your bet, make sure to check if your site requires the player to play or just to be active.

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